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A New Intrinsically Safe Mobile Device Explodes on the Barcoding Scene

I-Safe Mobile Computers

Intrinsically safe (I-Safe) mobile devices aren’t an option in environments where ignitable gas, dust, and fibers present a possible hazard. Even doing the simplest of tasks has the potential for a combustible outcome when working in spaces like these. Explosion-proof mobile computers aren’t new. But thanks to advancements in barcode technology, companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and other ... Read More »

A Hospital, A Barcode Scanner, & A Breek

What I Learned During My Visit to the Hospital A few months back, my wife was having surgery, and of course I was with her in the hospital. (Don’t worry everyone, she is ok!). While she was in pre-op, and the nurses were talking to her about what all was going to happen, I noticed a machine with a barcode ... Read More »

Wal-Mart Uses RFID to Track Underwear

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags to track pallets of products throughout their supply chain. The RFID tags have unique identification codes encoded in them, just like a barcode, but they can be read at a distance even outside of the line of sight. Now they plan expand that system to track individual products. They ... Read More »

Tips for Reducing Retail Shrink

Every retailer has felt the pain of inventory shrinkage. In fact, many would say it’s their biggest problem. While the effects of the recession are still being felt everywhere and the busy Christmas shopping season is looming in front of us, shrinkage has got to be on the forefront of retailers’ minds. Retail shrink is defined as a discrepancy in ... Read More »

Changing the Way Education is Delivered

When you see a group of students going to or coming from school, you almost always see backpacks full of books. You can’t study or do homework without your textbook! However, soon you will see students carrying laptop bags instead. It seems difficult to believe, but school districts are starting to make the choice to provide students with laptops rather ... Read More »

Cell Phones and 2D Barcodes are Changing Retail POS

Soon, it will be common place for shoppers to use their cell phones to redeem coupons and even pay for purchases. JCPenny has partnered with Cellfire to offer coupons on your cell phone. Instead of digging through your wallet or purse looking for a printed coupon, you simply show the mobile coupon on your phone’s LCD screen to the cashier, ... Read More »

W-LAN 802.11N for Healthcare

Don’t Get Tangled in Cords Two critical areas for desired improvement for almost every Healthcare Organization are increased productivity and reduction of errors. In a world full of solutions for Healthcare, one solution stands out among the rest: implementing a wireless infrastructure. Implementation of a wireless infrastructure has become more attainable due to the long awaited approval of 802.11n has ... Read More »

Honeywell Announces the New Dolphin 6100 Mobile Computer

Honeywell just added the Dolphin® 6100 to their line of mobile computers. It is a pocket-sized device built for light industrial wireless data collection applications inside-the-four-walls. The Dolphin 6100 features the new Marvell XScale PXA300 microprocessor and the familiar Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 operating system. It comes standard with a 2D imager powered by Adaptus Imaging Technology 5.0 allowing for ... Read More »